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Affray


AFFRA'Y,

AFFRA'YMENT, noun

1. In law, the fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others. A fighting in private is not, in a legal sense, an affray

2. In popular language, fray is used to express any fighting of two or more persons; buy the word is now deemed inelegant.

3. Tumult; disturbance.